The Free Motion Quilting Project: Quilting Beyond the Basics

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Quilting Beyond the Basics
With our work together on the Building Blocks Quilt Along swinging into its third month, you might already be wondering - how do I apply these designs to a bigger quilt?

If you're wanting to learn how to free motion quilt a quilt that's all in one big piece rather than single blocks, you should definitely check out the Craftsy class Free Motion Fillers Volume 1.

In this class I take you through the steps to create the Woven Colors Quilt, a 62" throw sized quilt that is definitely possible to quilt on your home sewing machine!

free motion quilting | Leah Day how to flow through the quilt from the middle to the outside, switching smoothly from the stippling in the sashing to the stitching in the ditch, to filling in each rectangular block with a different design.

Not only will you learn how to quilt 50 beautiful quilting designs, you'll also learn how to quilt them on a larger scale, perfect for a soft bed quilt!

Now for some nitty gritty details about this class:

Free Motion Fillers Volume 1 is a 5 hour class broken down into multiple lessons so the information is easy to handle. Here's the list of all the lessons within this class:

    free motion quilting | Leah Day
  1. Meet Leah Day
  2. Ugly Stitches & Scale
  3. Independent Designs
  4. Stacking Designs
  5. Pivoting Designs
  6. Echoing Designs
  7. Branching Designs
  8. All Over Quilting
  9. Supplemental Basting Lesson

I'm continually asked about All Over Quilting - how to cover a quilt with a single quilting design, and this class features an entire lesson on covering a baby quilt version of the Woven Colors quilt entirely with Swirling Water. This is definitely a lesson you don't want to miss!

So if you're looking to supersize your quilting abilities and start branching beyond the basics we're learning in the Building Blocks Quilt Along, definitely check out Free Motion Fillers Volume 1 today!

Click here to save $20 and sign up for this class for just $19.99!


  1. Tempting! I've been considering taking this Craftsy class for a while. That's a great sale price, too. Hmmmmmmmm.......

  2. Signed up a long time ago. Really love that class :-)!


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